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Monteiro, Elisa; Kuok, Angus C. H.; Correia, Ana M.; Forlin, Chris; Teixeira, Vitor – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This paper reports findings of a mixed methods study examining private school teachers' perceptions of efficacy in dealing with the challenges presented by inclusive education in Macao. This is highly pertinent after the Government invited consultation to propose changes to amendments of the Decree Law of 1996 concerning the education of students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion, Private Schools
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Teixeira, Vitor; Correia, Ana; Monteiro, Elisa; Kuok, Angus C.H.; Forlin, Chris – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
In Macao, the government has initiated a debate regarding revisions in the Decree Law in order to promote a more inclusive schooling system. In this Special Administrative Region of China, inclusive education is one of three possible types of special education that are likely be legislated in the future. The way the teachers perceive the different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Sharma, Umesh; Forlin, Chris; Marella, Manjula; Jitoko, Filipe – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
The Pacific Island countries are committed to promoting disability-inclusive education through enactment of the Pacific Education Development Framework. To support this move, key stakeholders have identified the need for developing local and contextually appropriate indicators for measuring progress of disability-inclusive education. This paper…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Educational Indicators, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Chao, Chih Nuo Grace; Forlin, Chris; Ho, Fuk Chuen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This study investigated changes in teacher self-efficacy for inclusive practice using a mixed method research design. Participants were 417 in-service teachers in Hong Kong taking a 1-week basic teacher-training course about inclusive education. Data were collected pre and post participation in the course using the Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion
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Forlin, Chris; Kawai, Norimune; Higuchi, Satoshi – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
Within a tradition of a dual regular and special education system in Japan, the Government is promoting education reform that encourages an inclusive approach to education. This research investigates whether teachers are being trained for successful inclusion in Japan by reviewing the perceptions of all pre-service teachers in one university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Inclusion, Teacher Education
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Sharma, Umesh; Simi, Janine; Forlin, Chris – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Recent policy changes in the Pacific Islands have seen a strong emphasis on implementing inclusive education. Preparing teachers for this change in education will be essential if they are to have the knowledge, skills and understandings so that they can become inclusive practitioners. Pre-service teacher education will play a critical role in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Lui, Ming; Sin, Kuen-Fung; Yang, Lan; Forlin, Chris; Ho, Fuk-Chuen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
Parents are key stakeholders in education and their support is pivotal to policy implementation. Through a large-scale survey, the present study investigated the validity of a structural model describing the relationship between attitude, knowledge, and perceived social norm among parents of children with special needs. Results revealed that…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Parent Attitudes, Social Attitudes, Predictor Variables
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Porakari, James; Sevala, Brenda; Miniti, Patrick; Saemane, George; Sharma, Umesh; Forlin, Chris – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
The inclusion of students with disabilities was initiated by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development in the Solomon Islands in 2013. This paper investigates the knowledge, skills, and values of school leaders in public and private schools in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, in regard to providing support for inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Readiness, Inclusion, Investigations
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Forlin, Chris; Sharma, Umesh; Loreman, Tim – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
This study examined teaching efficacy for inclusive practice in a pre-post matched-sample of 737 teachers in Hong Kong taking a basic university-level course in inclusive education. The results demonstrate that regardless of demographic variables such a course is effective in improving teacher efficacy for inclusive practice, with female teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Romero-Contreras, Silvia; Garcia-Cedillo, Ismael; Forlin, Chris; Lomelí-Hernández, Karla Abril – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2013
Inclusive education is the most advanced form of recognition of the right to education. Mexico has made important legal and administrative changes to foster inclusion since the end of the twentieth century. This research assesses the impact of the Mexican pre-service teacher curriculum on 813 pre-service teachers' sentiments, attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh; Forlin, Chris – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper reports the results of an international study examining pre-service teacher reports of teaching self-efficacy for inclusive education; principally focusing on the explanatory relationship between a scale designed to measure teaching self-efficacy in this area and key demographic variables within Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Knowledge Level, Self Efficacy
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Forlin, Chris; Cooper, Paul – British Journal of Special Education, 2013
Social, emotional, and behavioural disorders of children, within the context of a whole-school approach to inclusion as adopted by Hong Kong, can be challenging for teachers and parents. Based on a comprehensive review of the literature and feedback from a range of experts and parent groups in Hong Kong, specific scales were developed to measure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Surveys, Parent Surveys
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Forlin, Chris; Sin, Kenneth Kuen-Fung; Maclean, Rupert – Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2013
In this paper the authors employ a case study approach to investigate the transition process for a student with special educational needs from a Hong Kong subsidised primary school into a secondary school. An analysis of transcripts from individual and focus group interviews with the student, his parents, his 4 primary teachers and his 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Forlin, Chris; Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This study examines changes in attitudes, teaching efficacy, and concerns about inclusive education in a sample of 2361 teachers in Hong Kong who took a professional learning course about inclusive education. Participants completed a questionnaire seeking demographic information and their perceptions about these three aspects of inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Faculty Development, Attitude Change
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Peters, Brenda; Forlin, Chris – British Journal of Special Education, 2011
It is possible that many benefits may be found for all concerned in education and child development in understanding how knowledge of the brain and its development can inform early years practice. This article, written by Brenda Peters and Chris Forlin, both from the Hong Kong Institute of Education, reviews literature based on neuroscience to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Autism, Foreign Countries, Child Development
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